Fish On! With Denver's Mississippi River Guide Service!

Mississippi River & St. Croix River Fishing Guide Denver McKinnon. Over 38 years of experience!

Denver has been fishing the Mississippi River system for over 38 years. With a lot of experience on the river, Denver feels that guiding is the best way to pass on the Mississippi River and St. Croix river knowledge he has gained over the years.

Whether interested in bring home fish for dinner or looking for a trophy, Denver will do his best to provide you with a happy and exciting day. You can choose the target species between Walleyes, Sauger, and Crappie. The techniques you learn with Denver will help you when you are out on your own on the Mississippi River and St. Croix River. Denver guides on the Pool 2 (St. Paul), Pool 3 (Hastings), and Pool 4 (Red Wing) of the Mississipi River. He also guides on the St. Croix from Hudson all the down to Hastings. Book a trip today with Denver's guide Service, and let your Mississippi or St. Croix River fishing adventure begin!

Check out Denver's recent Mississippi River fishing reports. He adds a report almost each time he is out, so check back often to see what the fish are up to! Also, take a look at his Mississippi River trip logs to see stories from his client trips and testimonials!

"Thanks again so much for a great day fishing. My dad and I had a great time. Good luck with the softball in Mankato and drive safe." - Matt (Red Wing trip 09/23/11)

Ahhhh. great to be back on the ole River

Could not wait to get back out on the ole Mississippi River after being on vacation in the Bahamas.  Thing were not as good as it was before I left the open water of the river. One of the reactors has been been down and wow it has definitely affect the mood of our walleyes on the river.  

Fished several areas on Monday,  we mainly set out to camera areas on this date and sure glad we did we found a couple areas that had some nice walleyes in them,  biggest challenge we have now is to figure what technique will trigger them to bite.  On this date we pitched jigs and pulled jigs upstream to target hem.  No real fast bite on either technique but we did get some to cooperate.  

Now that the sun is staying up longer each day it will start to call more fish to travel upstream from lake Pepin to its spawning areas.  This canbe a great time of the year to catch a walleye of the lifetime.  Each time on the water this time of the year increases your odds of that elusive ten pound walleye.  With the bellies full of eggs make sure you picture them giants quickly and return them to the river so they can do the spawn ritual.  

Marty is was a great time to be on the water with you again thanks for getting me back on track and having that special jig you had in your tackle box. I will be buying them soon.  

We fished in water depths from 10 to 21 foot today that is where we seen most of the walleyes on camera. Water temperature was 34 degrees and flow was 9800 cfps.   

Good luck out there guys and gals !!!!   

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